Monday, July 16, 2012

Tea at The Blue Willow

Welcome friends for tea this week.  Knowing how much I enjoy trying new tea rooms, DH took us north to Gravenhurst for high tea at The Blue Willow Tea Shop.
Don't you just love the photo on the wall of these ladies dressed in their finery for tea?
There was lots of Blue Willow china around the shop to look at.
 The cute valance on all the windows added charm to the room.
I had this whole teapot of Monk's blend all to myself.
 The food on the tiered curate was scrumptious!
Lexy, one of our twin granddaughters practising drinking tea with her pinky sticking out!
She's grown into a young lady since the first photo I shared of her having tea with Grandma.
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage, Antiques and Teacups, A Delightsome Life and Bernideen's Tea Blog.  I hope you'll visit my hosts and their guests for tea.

39 comments:

  1. What a cute shop. That has to be wonderful to visit little places like that especially with granddaughter along.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. Thank you for sharing your visit to this lovely tearoom! Very nice Judith!

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  3. What a delightful tea - and what a beautiful young lady with whom to dine.

    How special to see you "before and after" of her! You should share this with Metamorphasis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch - because she truly IS a metamorphasis in those pictures!

    Thanks for sharing such a special treat with all of us - everything looks pretty and also very deliciious!

    What exactly was served that day, may I please ask?

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  4. How wonderful Judith! Looks like me kind of place! I have only grandsons, and they are NOT tea party guys! I have missed that part. Thanks for sharing your family and your tea adventures!
    Ruth

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  5. Don't they have a great tea? Your granddaughter is lovely Judith. Going to be another hot day tomorrow. Jen

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  6. Love those pics of your sweet granddaughter! She takes after Grandma! The tea foods look great, and I enjoyed seeing the Blue Willow. I don't have any Blue Willow but it is a classic for sure. Thanks for sharing your tearoom visit for Tea Time Tuesday.
    xo Beth

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  7. Ohhhh, I'm looking at the tiered plates and wondering what is on each level... What fun! Your granddaughter looks as if she has all the proper manners for tea.

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  8. Is someone having a coca cola? Just like a man! ☺

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  9. Lovely! Thanks for the heads up on a lovely place to visit in cottage country. We'll be near there in a few weeks. Maybe I can convince hubby to stop and have a spot of tea.
    By the way , it's wonderful to find other Canadian bloggers!

    I am your newest follower.
    Bronwyn @ Queen B Creative Me

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  10. What a fabulous tea room...my sister in law and I would love to visit this place!!

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  11. Hi Judith,
    What a charming tea room and how fun to have your sweet granddaughter join you for this special outing! I enjoyed seeing her pictures. I love all the Blue Willow china and what a treat to visit there. Thanks for taking us along and have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Oh what a pretty tea room, Judith! Isn't that valance the cutest thing?? Your granddaughter is darling, too. What fun to enjoy tea with her. I also checked your garden tour...sooo pretty. I love yard art, too.

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  13. I so miss the tea house we had in the little town attached to our big city. There's been nothing quite like it since. What a wonderful grandma your granddaughter has, teaching her the finer things of life!

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  14. I didn't know about the Blue Willow TEa House, but will have to keep it in mind if we ever have some time when we are driving by Gravenhurst. It looks lovely. I love the two photos of your granddaughter, by the way.

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  15. What a delightful post!! I love tea parties and high tea with such a beautiful granddaughter would really be wonderful!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I love meeting new friend!

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  16. This post made me long to go out for tea again - it's been too long.
    Your granddaughter must have many lovely memories of tea with you - you've set her on a lovely 'taste path'.

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  17. I've never been to a tea shop but it looks like such fun. I can't wait until my granddaughter (who will be born soon) is old enough to take to one! Thanks for the lovely sharing of your special time :)

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  18. Looks like a lovely place to have a tea. Tea with grandma is a special treat for the grand kids. Making great memories. Valerie

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  19. Oh, Judith! What a beautiful grand-daughter. Don't they grow up fast?!! And how lovely to share tea with her. I think Blue Willow is one of my favorite patterns simply for the story it tells. An adventure to a new tea room -- a great day!

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  20. What a fun tea house Judith!
    My grandmother had Blue Willow china and it brings back sweet memories of visiting her!
    The photos of your Lexy are so charming :-)))
    Cheers,
    Lynn

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  21. What a delightful tea house! I love all the Blue Willow dishes. Perfect spot to enjoy High Tea :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  22. What a fun tea room! I love those valances. And everything looks so pretty. I bet you all had a wonderful day there! Have a great week Judith!

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  23. A truly grand tea - and all things Blue Willow!! Those tea treats looked delish and not at all on anyone's proper diet list!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  24. This looks like a lovely teashop Judith. The china is pretty and it looks like you got a nice serving of treats. Your granddaughter is sweet. I never drank tea when I was that young. I think I was almost 25 before I started drinking tea! I love it now. Hugs, Pamela

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  25. What a great looking tea room and the tea looks so delicious. Enjoyed looking at it all, must try and get there some weekend. Your granddaughters are adorable. Thank you for sharing...

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  26. Your granddaughter is so beautiful Judith and the tearoom with all of the Blue Willow is heavenly. I love the sweet little teapot that your tea was served in.
    ~Clara

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  27. Thank you for sharing your visit to the tea room. Your granddaughter is lovely and to be able to have tea with her is so special.
    Nancy

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  28. Adorable granddaughter. What fun seeing her then and now. Also, what a cute tea room. Lovely job decorating it and I too, love the shape of your teapot. I will have to look up Monk tea.
    DH gets big points.:)

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  29. Judith looks like a lovely time. How wonderful to be able to share the joy of afternoon tea with your grand daughter. She is lovely! and I love that she is using her pinky to balance the teacup!! Blessings, xo C. (HHL)

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  30. Hi,
    Thanks so much for sharing your visit to the tea shoppe. I visited a cute little tea shoppe in Victoria, BC while visiting a close friend. It was such a nice afternoon.
    I was stuck on a tea 'schedule' for months after I got home in California. : )
    Barbe

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  31. Oh my gosh...it all looks simply divine! LOVE IT!

    Now Miss J...you KNOW I'm a painting fool. But the cost of my class was a cooooool Benjamin and I'm certainly sure it was NOT worth it! I could have learned everything online if I hadn't been lazy. I learned enough to make it worthwhile...but barely!

    Love you girl~Rebecca

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  32. Hi Judith, What a perfect name for a tea room. And how darling the two photos of Lexie are!

    Hope you are well and have a wonderful weekend. Starting to catch up here. :)

    – g

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  33. I just love Blue Willow...It's my favorite...my Dinning Room is Blue willow and many blue and white pieces..I would have fit right in. Loved the ladies and the cute valance with the Tea Pots... and your granddaughter looks very sweet..Have a great weekend with love Janice..@spoonwither.blogspot.com

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  34. What a gorgeous tea shop - I love blue willow! Memories like this with your "grandgirls" are so so so precious!

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  35. Love the tea kettle sign in front. Looks like a fun time.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  36. Lindo seu post. Da vontade de estar junta para o chá.
    Bj
    Rose
    http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com.br/

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  37. Hi Judith,
    What a beautiful tearoom. It looks like a lovely place to have tea and dessert. Your granddaughter looks like she is having a wonderful time!! What a great way to spend time together. Thanks for your sweet comment. We have lots in common including the tattoo hehe. I have a rose or two lol. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  38. So nice to discover you! I love your blog, it's right up our alley. We have a tea blog we would love you to visit. I have joined yours. Cheers!
    Barbara (Lady B)

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  39. Hmm...I can't find where to join. Please let me know how to be a follower.
    Barbara

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